Reviewed bydaddyxj-1Vote: 2/10/10
OK, that did it, I'm Done with watching Transformers movies at thetheater. I will just wait until the next movies are on video or readyto stream. I am a huge Transformers fan and I know the mythology wellbut this movie takes the mythology and flips it upside down andbackward. As a movie on its own, it is a hot mess of bad writing,editing, and pacing. BUT Michael does know how to shoot a "scene" butthey are strung together incoherently.
So What I Liked were the music and the effects. That's pretty much it.Steve Jablonsky's score was over 100 times better than this moviedeserves. I really like how he brought back some of the original themesbut made them the sound of desperation. The confusing climax had thismellow desperate theme (you hear in the trailer) that in a better moviewould have worked very well but it does nothing for you because whatson screen is in the way. The two tracks that are worth noting are"Sacrifice" and "We Have To Go". Just listen to those tracks and if youhave a filmmaking state of mind you can imagine a better movie withthose tones. Also, the special effects were well done compared to AGEOF EXTINCTION's hammy job. I know it's all CGI that we have seen beforebut the imagery that was composed is awesome to look at especially theclimax with the parts of the planet hanging down and "scraping" earth.
Now What I Didn't Like (Got Time? then read on) #1 the editing. This isby far, to me, the worst edited movie in history. Like I said MichaelBay films the scenes very well (like the opening battle) but when theyare put together you have no idea what the hell is going on. And thenthe noticeable aspect ratio. So nobody in the editing room noticed thatdifferent shots had black bars at the top and bottom disappearing thenreappearing. This happens because some shots were shot in IMAX. I dodefend Michael Bay because I do think he is a better director than this(The Rock, Bad Boys, Armageddon, Pearl Harbor) but he really droppedthe ball on this film. He knows how to shoot a sequence but that's allit has going for it. If you watch a couple of shots on YouTube beforeseeing the movie you would be like "wow that looks like a good movie"NO it's just a good shot and sequence. And supposedly they had awriters room come up with a plot by using Transformers mythos, HUH?Well, a lot of things irked me. Without giving away any spoilers I'mgonna name the mythos they got wrong (if you are a Transformers fanthen you'll know what Im talking about)...Nemesis Prime, Bumblebee'sAbilities, Hot Rod, Megatron/Galvatron, The Quintassons, Cybertron,Barricade???,The Ark, and a very important evil transformer that I willnot give away the name because it is a spoiler but once you find outwhat his alternate mode is your gonna flip and wanna walk out of thetheater.
I am so glad that Michael Bay is going to step down as director of thisseries because obviously, he does not care about the problems thesefilms have. I say hire an up a coming director who gives a damn aboutmaking a good movie and not in it for the cash grab. But as for now, Iam done spending my money in hopes of a great movie experience. Want tosee a good Transformers movie, then go see the animated "TheTransformers- The Movie"
Reviewed bykerwickjoshVote: 1/10/10
Transformers: The Last Knight may just be the worst movie I've seen inthe last few years. While it may not objectively be a 1/10, my utterlack of enjoyment and the pain endured during the movie warrants thelowest of the low.
It's been a month or so since I've seen it, and while I don't remembereverything from it, there is one thing that I cannot ever forget thathighlights its incompetence. Most movies have a particular aspectratio, and if it changes, it is usually gradual, scene to scene. TheLast Knight, however, cannot even keep its aspect ratio same in thesame scene. Did they use different cameras for the same scene? Clearly,no even gave enough of a sh*t to fix it in post. It's disorientating, alot like the movie's plot, dialogue and general terribleness. Maybe thedifferent ratios are a metaphor.
Reviewed bybethelabba-553-227653Vote: 1/10/10
The movie cuts and jumps so much and so quickly (Some scenes areliterally less than 20 seconds long... in succession...) that by theend of the first half you'll feel dizzy from trying to follow.
It takes everything from the other movies... and spits them out in raw,bloody bits which make no sense and flow like chunky soured milk.
If Michael Bay has gotten tired of the franchise.... it finally shows.The last 45 minutes of battle were so bad... it didn't even redeem themovie.
Trust me... don't bother going to see it in the theater, it's a wasteof your time.
Optimus Prime finds his dead home planet, Cybertron, in which he comes to find he was responsible for its destruction. He finds a way to bring Cybertron back to life, but in order to do so, Optimus needs to find an artifact that is on Earth.